This product is in English
Also available in Spanish here
This product is based on the original children's song, “The Sound of Every Letter” written by Gloria Rojas and Lannie Battistini. There is an English version as well as a Spanish version of this song. This file contains the English version. This delightful reggaeton rhythm will have the kids singing, dancing, and signing the letters and letter sounds in no time.
This zip file was created to give you immediate access to the Mp3 file version of the song as well as visual support that is included as a picture book version of the book. I have included American Sign Language alphabet for additional kinesthetic support. A picture of me signing (in American Sign Language) each of the target vocabulary has not been included, although the plan is to post a video of the target words on YouTube. Additional materials to support this song will be uploaded soon so please stay tuned.
This song will support your study of letter sounds.
The alphabet and the letter sounds form the foundation for literacy. For dual language learners, it is important to consider the following: What is the native language and how much overlap exists between the languages? Is the native language alphabetic or logographic? How similar are the orthographies? What is the overlap in that sound-symbol correlation? These factors make a difference in the degree of transferability between L1 and L2.
Recent research helps us understand that cross-linguistic transfer occurs within languages and across languages. If the students are exposed to and have foundational Phonological Awareness skills in their native language, we know that they will transfer these skills to English. How cool is that? All we have to do is help them bridge between the two languages. We also know that we have 44 phonemes in English and only 22 phonemes in Spanish. I suggest working on those 22 additional English phonemes that don’t exist in the Spanish language. This activity is a fun and interactive way to focus on letters and sounds!
You can preview the song on "Manitas" In Motion - Sing-Along and Sign By Gloria Rojas, Vol. 1 Amazon or iTunes iTunes